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Cross Creative

Cross Creative is TRC’s transformative training and development programme for senior tech / creative professionals in Scotland’s digital media sector.

Cross Creative offers an exciting opportunity to achieve essential professional growth and gain a competitive edge. It is aimed at creative/tech professionals with strategic influence within a commercial creative business in the digital sector in Scotland.  The six month programme comprises five monthly in- house sessions plus an international field trip, giving participants the unparalleled opportunity to gain access to some of the best digital companies in the world. Previous delegates have visited Silicon Valley in San Francisco and Canada’s famous Toronto-Waterloo Region Corridor.

Cross Creative is open to senior creative/tech professionals with strategic influence within a commercial creative business in the digital media sector in Scotland. For guidance, this includes digital design, agencies, games, animation, mobile apps, publishing, augmented/virtual reality, technology and platforms/software.

We welcome applications from candidates who will use this opportunity to drive their business forward.

Selection on Cross Creative is a highly competitive, with candidates chosen on the basis of talent, need and clearly articulated business goals.

We ask that all delegates commit fully to the programme by attending all sessions. The 2018/19 session dates are below - time to clear the diary!

- Wednesday 14th November

-Thursday 6th and 7th December

-Wednesday, 23rd January

-Wednesday, 13th February

-Wednesday 20th March

-Saturday 27th April - Friday 5th May - International Field Trip to Canada

Cross Creative is heavily subsidised by our partners Scottish Enterprise, Creative Scotland, Channel 4 and BBC Nations and Regions. There is a company fee of £500. Please note that Cross Creative is subject to De Minimis Aid. 

2018 Applications

Applications for Cross Creative 2018 are now open and close on 24th September. 

What's on offer

Sessions will be delivered by leading trainers and industry experts. Topics covered will include:

  • Creative company culture
  • Powerful negotiation
  • Creative processes for problem-solving
  • Effective messaging and elevator pitches
  • Benefits of collaboration
  • Attitude to risk
  • Financing and Scaling-up

Session dates for the 2018/19 programme are to be announced.

I feel like I’ve taken something really valuable from each session, and the whole experience had been transformative. I genuinely feel like a different person to when I started. I hope Cross Creative runs and runs – it is an incredible opportunity.

Anne Ward, Newspaper Club

The course has genuinely changed the way I think. Even if I wanted to go back to the way I was I couldn’t. The positive knowledge has been burned into my brain cells.

Charlie Bell, Whitespace
Charlie Bell, Whitespace

Cross Creative has enabled me to tackle real personal and business issues and take action. I've come away inspired with new visions
and actions.

Angela Prentner-Smith, This is Milk

Cross Creative offered unparalleled access to companies like Facebook, Pixar, Dropbox and Google. I’ve come back with great connections in Silicon Valley, renewed enthusiasm and confidence, and many ideas to grow our company to the next level.

Marcus Fields, School Cloud Systems

The field trip is an incredible experience and a rare opportunity to think about doing business abroad and understand business in other countries.

Daniel Rae, Hydrogen
Daniel Rae, Hydrogen

The Canada trip was fantastic in providing insight into business practices and contacts for future collaboration.

Ali King, Spiritus
Ali King, Spiritus

Cross Creative has truly changed how I approach work. It’s given me actionable steps throughout the programme.

Rab Fyfe, CitNow
Rab Fyfe, CitNow

The 2017/18 delegates

Robert Fyfe

CitiNow
Design Team Lead

Stu Thomson

Cut Media
Director

David Buchan

Innovation Digital
Managing Director

Nadeem Sarwar

Organised Health
Founder & CEO

Ali King

Spiritus
Data Engineer

Angela Prentner-Smith

This Is Milk
Managing Director

Daniel Rae

Hydrogen
Co-Owner & Director

Charlie Bell

Whitespace
Creative Director